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Tanita Tikaram self-confirms Glastonbury 2020

Tanita Tikaram self-confirms Glastonbury 2020

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The British pop/folk singer-songwriter is set to return to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in June

Tanita Tikaram has self confirmed for playing Glastonbury 2020.

In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends show (March 7) – radio presenter Nikki Bedi asked the British singer-songwriter whether she’ll be playing Glastonbury later this year, to which Tikaram replied: “Hopefully, yes… “, while expressing her excitement and adding that it will be her second time at the legendary Festival.

Asked how that feels, Tanita said, “I feel awful, I feel sick” before breaking out in laughter and adding: “I don’t know what to do!”

“It’s my second time [at Glastonbury], but the first time was really like ‘oh my god I’m playing Glastonbury!’ so I don’t know.”

Another guest on the show, Joy Crookes, was asked if she had any advice and suggested for playing Glasto: “Don’t get drunk the night before… and, just like, at the end of the day it’s people who want to have fun in a field.”

Tikaram and Bedi were joined by Athena Kugblenu, Vicki Pepperdine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Suzi Ruffell for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy in celebration of International Women Day – with music from Unnati and Joy Crookes.

The 50-year-old singer-songwriter rose to fame in 1988 when her single ‘Good Tradition‘ reached number 10 in the UK chart. Her most recent album ‘Closer to the People’ was released in 2016 through Ear Music – featuring the singles ‘Glass Love Train‘ and ‘The Way You Move‘.

You can now listen to the full show and interview on BBC Sounds (available for the next 28 days), with Glastonbury being mentioned from around the 21:59 time-mark.

Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey was the 4th act to be officially confirmed for playing Glastonbury later this summer and joins Taylor Swift who was the second headliner and third artist to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer.

Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s big 5-0 by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.

Mike SkinnerCarl CoxFun Lovin’ CriminalsCrowded HouseClairoBurna Boy and recently Jesse Malin are some of the latest artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far – with Pet Shop BoysKelisCharli XCXManic Street Preachers and Orbital being some of the latest act to be strongly rumoured for a possible performance.

Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.

There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer or enter the various competitions – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale on April 19.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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